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The windmills of Chora

It is impossible to dissociate the Cyclades from their windmills. Large and powerful whitewashed cylinders, the mills are topped by a thatched roof or a more recent metal roof painted in blood red, and equipped with triangular sails. Thanks to the Metlem, the south wind that comes from the Bosphorus and that Zeus sends us to cool the atmosphere, the Cycladic mills turned heavy stone millstones and transformed the islands' wheat into flour.

Installed on ridges, they often overhang a village, as in Lagkada or Chora.

Recently restored and soon to be illuminated, the old mills of Chora are easily accessible and offer a magnificent panorama.

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